Peter Schiff recently appeared on The Street with Scott Gamm to talk about the stock market. Peter’s analysis was simple and succinct.
Well, the bubble keeps getting bigger.”
So what are we to make of the continuing stock market climb?
Peter Schiff summed it up succinctly in a recent interview on Fox Business.
Well look, I think it’s a bubble.”
Stock markets continue to surge higher on a seemingly endless upward trajectory. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones crossed the 23,000 mark for a time and closed just below that threshold at 22,997.
It almost seems like this can go on forever, but Ron Paul said it would eventually come to an end during an interview on CNBC Futures Now last week. He said it reminds him of “delusions and the madness of crowds.”
On Sept. 22, Peter Schiff spoke at the Nexus Conference in Aspen, Colorado, and argued that the financial crisis in 2008 was just the opening act. The real crisis will result from the way the government and the Federal Reserve responded to the 2008 crash.
I don’t think 2008 was the crisis. I think that was kind of the overture to this opera.”
Last December, Dennis Gartman called gold the top commodity to own in 2017. He followed up in March, swearing he wasn’t a “gold bug,” but then advising “buy gold.” Now the man known as the “commodities king” says keep buying gold.
In an interview on CNBC’s Futures Now, Gartman declared the bull run isn’t over and predicted the yellow metal will hit $1,400 in the near future.
A year from now gold will be demonstrably higher than where it is now.”
The founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund says every investor should own some gold.
Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget recently interviewed Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates.
You recommend that most portfolios should contain some gold.”
Dalio’s didn’t even hesitate.
Yeah. Of course.”
Bankers and investors around the world have started to express concern about the rapidly inflating stock market bubble, and its future impact on the world economy. You can add Tiger Management co-founder Julian Robertson to that list.
Robertson appeared on CNBC with Kelly Evans and unequivocally called the stock market a bubble. Not only that, he said it was the Federal Reserve’s fault.
The US national debt officially topped $20 trillion after Pres. Trump signed a bill temporarily raising the debt ceiling limit for the next three months. With his signature, Trump increased the statutory debt by about $318 billion. That raised the US national debt to $20.16 trillion. The debt has increased about $215 billion from around $19.94 trillion since Trump took office.
Ron Paul says the whole debt ceiling issue raises even more fundamental questions about the role of government.
President Trump wants to scrap the debt ceiling. A lot of pundits and politicos think this is a great idea. Just scan through the mainstream media reporting and you’ll see headlines like this one from New York Magazine. “Trump Wants to Eliminate the Debt Ceiling. He’s Right.”
Peter Schiff sees this whole thing in a different light. He believes eliminating the debt ceiling will just push us more quickly down the road to the mother of all dollar bear markets.
Peter built the case for a dollar crash in his most recent Schiff Report video.
During the interview, Peter made some observations about gold that go a bit against the conventional narrative.
As gold finally pushed through the $1,300 resistance level , most analysts viewed it a direct result of geopolitical tensions, especially North Korea’s continuing belligerence. That’s certainly a factor, but Peter made a pretty strong case that gold’s strength isn’t primarily due to safe-haven buying. It’s about monetary policy.